Awesome Chord: How to Play GMaj7 on Guitar [3 X 4 4 3 X]

The major 7 chords have a pretty mellow sound to them and often used in jazz. Today, I'll show you how to play a Gmaj7 chord. If you're used to playing G Major, then try a Gmaj7 chord instead and compare the sound qualities. Sometimes a song or chord progression can sound better if you decide to go with this variation. Your ear, and personal preference, will be the ultimate judge.


How to Play GMaj7 on the Guitar:
  • Place Your Left Index Finger on the 6th String, 3rd Fret
  • Place Your Left Middle Finger on the 2nd String, 3rd Fret
  • Place Your Left Ring Finger on the 4th String, 4th Fret
  • Place Your Left Pinky on the 3rd String, 4th Fret
  • Strings 1 and 5 are not used in this Gmaj7 chord

As with other awesome chords I've covered in the past, you can freeze the chord shape and move it up and down the fretboard to hear other major 7 chords in a different key. The guitar fretboard is a like a giant puzzle and the picture will become clearer with practice and experience. Have fun and enjoy today's "puzzle piece"!

Do you use the Gmaj7 chord in your guitar playing? Know of any other awesome chords? Please share your feedback with us below!

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